Puku Ridge Reopens in Style
The much anticipated newly built Puku Ridge is now open. Owned by Chichele Safaris with the safari side of the business being overseen by Chiawa Safaris, we are confident that Puku Ridge will quickly become one of the most popular luxury Camps in South Luangwa. Located about an hour and a half’s drive from Mfuwe Airport in the South-Central part of Mfuwe, the camp has maintained its stunning location overlooking a game rich dambo. The camp is managed by Jason and Michaela Johnstone who have been on site throughout the refurb and worked for Chiawa in the past running Old Mondoro. Many of the general staff are from the Old Puku and Chichele Camps and the guides are all freshly trained up by the top notch Chiawa Guiding team.
Puku Ridge has 8 beautifully designed tented safari rooms. Each room features air-conditioning over super-king beds, overhead fans, a sleep-out tower, his & hers washbasins, indoor bath and shower, outdoor shower, private plunge pool and sweeping, curved decks to take advantage of the breathtaking views. International plug-points, a tea/coffee/bar-fridge, wifi … and each piece of furniture has been designed and custom built just for Puku Ridge
The camp has 3 brand new custom built safari vehicles for game drives. Guests are comfortably and safely driven between camp and Mfuwe Airport in Puku Ridge’s brand new, customized, closed, “East Africa style” Toyota Landcruiser with air conditioning, electric fridge and even USB charging points.
Puku Ridge will be adopting Chiawa Safaris unique night drive protocol, using red filters not only on the spotlights but also on vehicles’ headlights, a practice that is proven to minimise disturbance of the wildlife and improve the quality of the sightings. They also use a second spotlight on each vehicle, with a soft diffusing filter, to allow for more natural looking photographs whilst not impacting on the important night vision of both predator and prey.
Puku Ridge will operate from 1st April to 30th November 2020.